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Twenty One Complete WTO Trade Course

Twenty-one Caribbean nationals are now better equipped to understand and manage trade related issues affecting the region. They participated in this year’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) Regional Trade Policy Course (RTPC), held in partnership with the Shridath Ramphal Centre at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus. The campus hosted a ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 23rd to distrib...
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Semester II, 2016-17 Online Course Evaluations Prize Winners

Students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Humanities & Education and Social Sciences as well as the Institute for Gender and Development Studies completed their course evaluations online in Semester II, 2016-17. Undergraduate students from the Faculties of Science & Technology, Social Sciences and ...
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African conference gets underway soon

Ghanian-born, Emmy award-winning poet, actor, editor, critic and musician, Kwame Dawe is among scores of internationally acclaimed literary practitioners and academics who will assemble in Barbados early next month for the African Theatre Association’s (AfTA) annual conference. The globally-acclaimed event which starts on the 6th of July will be held under the theme Many People, Many Cul...
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Students promised world-class experience

An enriched student experience in world class, state-of-the-art skills training facilities awaits incoming enrollees in the five year medical programme offered at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Word of this from Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Peter Adams as he addressed an Oath Taking ceremony last Sunday for the latest cohort of students to complete the MBB...
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The UWI’s Mona Campus Takes Title as 2017 UWI Inter-Campus Games Champions

At the close of the 2017 UWI Inter-Campus Games on Thursday 1 June, 2017, two points separated the Mona campus defending champions from their closest rivals. Mona amassed 102 points to edge out Cave Hill with 100 points. St. Augustine closed with 76 points, coming in third place and the Open Campus team, which competed only for the second time in the Games’ 52-year-history, earned 18 poin...
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UWI Announces Nominees for 2017 Sports Awards

The second annual Vice-Chancellor’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year Awards at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) takes place on Thursday 25 May, 2017 at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Eleven student athletes from across the University’s four campuses—Cave Hill, Mona, Open and St. Augustine have been nominated, from which one female and one male will receive t...
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The UWI, University of Lagos set up Institute of African and Diaspora Studies

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in Lagos, Nigeria, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of an Institute to advance the exchange of cultural, social ideas and research excellence for the development of Africa and the African Diaspora. The "UNILAG- UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies" which will address areas and...
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Senior Appointments Made at 2017 UWI Council Meeting

In addition to the appointment of the new UWI Chancellor, a number of new and returning deans and senior managers were confirmed at the Annual Meeting of the Council of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) held at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados on April 27, 2017. As the governing body of The UWI, the University Council exercises powers such as making appointments authorised by The UWI&...
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IMPACT Justice Trained Community Mediators in Dominica to Form an Association

The Canadian Government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) hosted a meeting on Thursday, April 27th, to discuss the formation of a Community Mediation Association in Dominica. The meeting was attended by persons trained by IMPACT Justice in Community Mediation and included NGO representatives, community outreach workers, police officers, church leaders a...
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The UWI and UNDP Empower the Region’s Youth Speak Out on “The Caribbean We Want”

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) through its Office of Development, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a campaign to engage and empower young persons throughout the Caribbean region to advocate for sustainable approaches to development for future generations. According to the UNDP, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known a...
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Blood Pressure Screening | May Measurement Month

This May, people across BARBADOS are encouraged to get involved with May Measurement Month, a worldwide screening initiative aimed at highlighting the need for increased blood pressure awareness. Raised blood pressure — hypertension — causes approximately 9.4 million deaths each year worldwide, and many of those who die never knew they were affected. There are no symptoms and som...
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Medical Research Centre Renamed in Honor of Retiring Chancellor

The Barbados-based Chronic Disease Research Centre, one of the lead agencies in the fight against chronic diseases, has been renamed in honour of prominent health official and academic Professor Emeritus Sir George Alleyne, the outgoing Chancellor of The University of the West Indies. Sir George demits office in July on completion of his second consecutive seven-year term. At the renaming ce...
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The UWI Says Farewell to Sir George Alleyne

“An extraordinary physician and scholar, research scientist, orator and progressive public health leader, whose life in service to humanity and impact on the University, the Caribbean and the Americas has been profound.” This excerpt from a citation read on Professor Emeritus Sir George Alleyne on Wednesday 26 April, 2017. Regional colleagues together with family and friends of Sir ...
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Robert Bermudez Confirmed as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor. The appointment came after members of the University Council accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee for the Chancellor at the Council’s annual business meeting, held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. The appoi...
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Inaugural RBC 5K has successful start in Barbados

It was a sea of blue on the streets of Barbados on Easter Monday, as more than 1,200 walkers and runners took part in the country’s inaugural RBC Race for the Kids. The race is a partnership of RBC Royal Bank and The University of the West Indies (The UWI) at Cave Hill, to raise funds for The UWI Cave Hill Campus Student Scholarship Fund and the campus’s First Year Experience Progra...
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